Should you’re opting for the 2020 Toyota Avalon over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as nicely skip right to the 2020 Toyota Avalon. You get a much better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer inside materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the 2020 Toyota Avalon happens to be one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Toyota Avalon gives ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that only this kind of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction whenever you need it most.
The 2020 Toyota Avalon, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this sort of automobile. Cargo space is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2020 Toyota Avalon’s trip and driving experience start to fall in step with more fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might advocate testing the 2020 Toyota Avalon’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, however it has a better most towing capacity and superior cargo area and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale car.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at extra cost. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Toyota Avalon are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2020 Toyota Avalon also affords power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2020 Toyota Avalon fresh by including a budget-conscious Normal Edition Value Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Toyota Avalon, which pushes the 2020 Toyota Avalon into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and will be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as properly, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.